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Oil Portrait Painting

Tuesdays 10am - 12.30pm with artist and tutor Siri France

  • Started 19 Apr
  • 225 British pounds
  • Beaverhall Artists Studios

Service Description

Tuesday 19th April to Tuesday 21st June 10 weeks - no break This class is for students of all levels who want to dig into the process of painting a portrait from life. Over the 10 weeks, with a variety of models, we will start with the basics - the structure of the head and proportions of the features- and progress onto working with colour and tone, making an interesting composition and expressing mood. The last 3 weeks will be an opportunity to work on the sustained portrait over a period of time. Materials List: Here is a suggested materials list. Don’t worry if you don’t have absolutely everything. • Oil paints: I use water soluble oils and recommend using them. There are a few brands – duo, cobra, and artisan. I like cobra as they are creamier but you could use any. - Large tube titanium white. - Medium tubes: Cadmium yellow medium, Cadmium yellow light, Yellow ochre, Cadmium red medium, Cadmium red light, Alizarin crimson, Sap green, Ultramarine blue, Prussian blue, Burnt umber, Black (NB – cadmium are always more expensive so it’s fine to go with other reds and yellows!) • Brushes – A selection of brushes -bring what you have. I suggest: - Sizes 2,4,6,8,10 filberts/flats - Sizes 1 and 2 rounds - 1 inch house painting brush • Canvases At least 4 canvases. They could be stretched canvas or canvas boards. Suggested size is around 9x12, or 11x14. They should already be gessoed and ready to go. Other items • Rags and paper towels • Jar for water or turps • Pencil • Eraser • Sharpener • Charcoal • Disposable palette pad, butcher tray and tape. Please read our Covid-19 Guidelines page for information about attending studio-based classes. This course is at EDS Studio, Beaverhall Art Studios, 27 Beaverhall Road, EH7 4JE

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Contact Details

  • 27 Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh, UK

    + 0131 556 0971